Physical Fitness

One of the aims of the Canadian Cadet Movement is to promote physical fitness.  At 2472 RCACC, the last Tuesday of every month is designated as a Sports Parade.  Our Sports Officer, OCdt R Potts, supervises and organizes sporting events with the help of the Sports NCO, Sgt Ng.  These events include sports such as soccer, basketball, badminton, or volleyball.

A high standard of physical fitness is a requirement for many advanced training courses and exchanges.  To safely and effectively complete training, it is important that cadets be fit and healthy.  Before applying for certain courses and exchanges, cadets may be required to achieve a certain level on the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Cadet Fitness Assessment:

The procedure for assessing the fitness level of cadets was revised in 2010.  The Cadet Fitness Assessment (CFA) replaces the Army Cadet Fitness Test (ACFT).

Four levels may be achieved.  These include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence.  Criteria for each level differs according to age and gender.

The CFA is composed of 6 evaluations, which are designed to evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility.  These tests include:
  • 20 meter shuttle run test (cardiovascular)
  • push-ups (muscular strength)
  • sit-ups (muscular strength)
  • trunk lift (muscular strength and flexibility)
  • back saver sit and reach (flexibility)
  • shoulder stretch (flexibility)